Thursday, September 06, 2007

Sweet Buns

I don't make bread often as it is easily available from the supermarkets or bakeries. Our supermarket Wegman's here make really good bread. Since I have some kaya and red bean paste I decided to make some buns for Diana so she can warm it up and have it before going for her class. I am really happy with the results as the bread turn out really soft.

Ingredients :

500 grams of unbleached flour
a packet of dry yeast
100 grams of sugar
1 tsp of salt
half stick of butter (4 tbsp)
1 large egg
100 ml milk
110 ml water


1 egg
2 tbsp of water

1) Put all the above ingredients except for butter in a mixer knead with a dough hook to form a dough on low speed.
2) Add in butter and continue to knead for another 5 min.
3) Place dough in a mixing bowl and cover with cling wrap and let it proof to double its size in a warm place.
4) Punch down the dough and divide the dough in small portion about the size of a ping pong ball.
6) Let it rest for another 15 min.
7) Shape dough into desired shape and put in fillings and let it proof again to double its size.
8) Glaze the buns with egg wash and bake in 350 degree F until golden brown.

Note : You might need a bit more flour or liquid for this recipe. It all depend on your flour and the day temperature. You can put whatever fillings you desire.


Zue Murphy said...

Gert, sedapnya your bread tu. Macam jual di kedai.Nyumm...nyummm..Boleh habis ke Diana makan sorang?

Beachlover said...

OMG!!!you're really fantastic!!..Your buns look so soft and good.I think I can taste it now.Let me find you the Food Channel contest..I wanna you to enter and win a grand prize!!!

Aiyah Nonya said...

Wah you are good man.
My baking and not to mention bread is terrible.

I love bread too. Likeyou I usually get them from the bakery - safer. :)

ZazaHardy said...

lekker lekker!!! they look beautiful too! i've never tried making me own bread before. we get them fresh at our bakery. lucky diana!!


Anonymous said... look so nice! miss that kinna buns, they dont have it here..

Jun said...

Gert..rajinnyer u. siap bentuk bunga lagi...filling ape tu? red beans? yummy!

ICook4Fun said...

Zue, kan hari hari Diana ada class so boleh habis and I leave a few untuk I makan.

Beachlover, roti like that how to enter Foodnetwork contest :) :)

Nonya, I too don't like baking bread but since I have kaya and red bean I made some :) Is easier just to get if from the bakeries.

Zaza, thank you.

Amelia, when I go home I make for you o.k but in Malaysia we can buy this kind of bread :)

Jun, filling tu red bean :)

Retno Prihadana said...

Wouw your bread look so soft, pretty!

Salt N Turmeric said...

gert, i agree w zue. cantik esp the red bean bun. bertuah anak buah u dapat aunty macam u, gert!

ICook4Fun said...

Retno, this bread memang soft :)

PJ, sayang pula pasal I will do anything for her :)

Sue Sue said...

Wah nice leh the bread you make. Looks so soft.The one with flower shape is so nice. How you do this? Izzit let it proof then flatten it and cut it.

J.T. said...

Hello Gert

I hopped over from Farina's blog.

Your blog makes me hungry. When I need some ideas on what to cook/bake, I will be making my way to yours for sure. :) (if you don't mind).

Your sweet breads look excellently done. Yummm...

Cat Cat said...

You want another niece or not..? I'm AVAILABLE..!!!! :]

ICook4Fun said...

Sue, I put some red bean filling into the dough and then flatten it and roll it out. Cut the side into 12 wedges and turn the cut side facing up. Let if proof again.

J.T, thanks for dropping by. You are always welcome to my blog :)

Cat, you want to be my niece then you have to change your surname to 'Wan' :)

Cat Cat said...

Change my surname to Wan? No hal... Asalkan dapat masak sedap bebe... HAHAHA.

pearly said...

I love you bun la . as a cook myself I never really bake a bun but looking at your bun is so gud so well bake ... I would love to try out one of this day I hav got a bread machine only bake loaf bread never try a bun ....thank for sharing xxxxxxxxxx
you should be a chef

Rita Ho said...

Gert ... I don't like to use the words "I told you so" but on this occasion it seems appropriate. LOL! Zue is right, your buns look store-bought. YUM!

Also, love that you gave poor bakers like me an out for failure - blame the flour or day temperature! :)

NorthBorneoGirl said...

Gert .. those looks good! .. I'm not good in terms of making bread or buns.. anything tht needs kneading .. am not good at all! ..

ICook4Fun said...

Cat, welcome to the Wan's family :)

Pearly, I too hope one day I will become a chef :) You want to hire me?

Rita, :) :) I am glad the bread turn out well. Hope you will bake more. Practice makes perfect :)

Envy, I too hardly bake bread . I don't have to knead the dough too much . My Kitchen Aid does some of the work for me :)

Lia said...

perfect, really turned well! did u knead by mixer or bread machine?

pearly said...

you are much more better then I ...
you will be a very gud chef if you try to be ...... you are real gud I am saying out from my heart xxxxxx

ICook4Fun said...

Lia, I used my kitchen aid to knead first and then by hand for a few min.

Pearly, thanks :)

Anonymous said...

I came to your site while searching for "hainanese chicken rice" and I was so happy to find this "sweet buns" recipe too! Both of them turned out so well. I wish I knew how to make the butter buns filling just like in malaysia, because that is my favourite! :)

Anonymous said...

These sticky buns look great! In my case, I make sweet buns and use sultanas instead.